• ​Like father like son, Jay Occhilupo wins the Billabong Occy’s Grom Comp!

We are stoked to congratulate Jay Occhilupo for Taking out the U12 division at the Occy’s Grom Comp presented by Flight Centre. After five days of incredible surfing at Duranbah Beach, it was Jay who emerged victorious.

Currently in its 12th year, The Occy’s Grom comp is one of the most sought after and prestigious junior surfing titles on the tour calendar and it is an event that these young surfers take very seriously. After an epic performance throughout the event Jay was stoked to score his first junior tour win at an event named after his father, Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo. “When I’m not at school, I spend every minute surfing with my dad, who is also my surf coach. We surf D-bah a lot, he’s taught me where to sit and I was lucky enough to get the good ones when it mattered most” said Jay.

It is clear when you see Jay in the water or at the skate park that the legacy lives on. “The Occhilupo-Billabong connection is deep and longstanding and we’re stoked to see that it’s alive and well in the next generation.” – Scott Hargreaves, Billabong Men’s Marketing Manager.